20th Century Framed Domestic Oil Painting Interior Scene Signed A. J. Zwart
Decorate a study, living room, or kitchen with this beautiful and colorful antique oil on canvas painting! Painted in the Netherlands circa 1931, the artwork is set in a carved wood frame, and illustrates a picturesque home in rural Europe in a impressionist style developed by painters of the Hague School during the 19th Century. The painting is signed in the lower left corner by the artist “A. J. Zwart”. The domestic kitchen painting shows a pretty scene centered around a countryside hearth, with a glowing fire heating up a large copper tea pot, delicate plates over the mantle, and a small table on the left side situated under a little window. The early 20th-century painting is in excellent condition commensurate with age and use, and adorns rich, realistic colors; throughout the painting, the viewer can get a sense of the artist’s expertise in the rendering of space and light. Adrianus Johannes “Arie” Zwart (1903-1981) was a Dutch painter and one of the last painters of the Hague School. Adrianus Johannes Zwart was born in 1903 in Rijswijk, in the Netherlands. His first painting was produced in 1915, when he won a box of painting materials and a weekly visit to the painter Otto Kriens to have his work assessed. Later he attended classes at the Academy of Visual Arts in The Hague for two years. The style of his early work is reminiscent of the Hague School. It had already passed its peak around 1915. Later his style became looser, more impressionistic. After his marriage in 1926, he was completely dependent on the income from his work as a painter for his livelihood. He was very productive. He traveled a lot through the Netherlands, first alone, and later with his family in a converted removal van. In 1936 it was replaced by a houseboat specially built for Zwart. After the war, he took up traveling again. He made many paintings of the Nieuwkoopse Plassen, among other things. Even after the boat was permanently moored in back in Holland from 1949 on, the Zwart couple continued to travel, often to the south of France and Spain. The paintings and watercolors he produced during that time showed that the southern light prompted him to use a different colors than he had been, and greater contrasts between light and dark. Twelve years later, the wandering artist was given a permanent residence. He died on August 27, 1981. Measures: 22.25″ W, 2″ D, 25.5″ H.
|Dimensions||2" W x 22.25" D x 25.5" H|
Early 20th Century